These podcasts are another way the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center will keep you informed about what’s new and what’s happening at the nature center.
September 2018 Podcast Episode No. 7
Partnering with the city’s community centers, the Nature Center introduces urban kids from Fort Worth’s neighborhoods to the joys of nature during the Camp Paddle & Cast summer program. The kids are able to canoe along the West Fork of the Trinity River, camp under the stars, and learn to fish. For many of these kids, a visit to the Nature Center marks their first encounter with the natural world. By getting to know and appreciate nature, kids acquire new confidence and a stronger sense of place. The program is available at no cost to families. In this month’s Bluestem Broadcasts, watch the video and listen in to hear more about this popular program and how it helps inspire the next generation of conservationists.
June 2018 Podcast Episode No. 6
Learn about Nature with iNaturalist. iNaturalist is a wonderful way to learn about the flora and fauna all around you. The Fort Worth Nature Center is a great location to check out this amazing app. Thanks to more than 100 citizen naturalists, nearly 9,000 observations have been made at the Nature Center and uploaded directly to the app, providing valuable information about the plants and animals found there. In this month’s Bluestem Broadcasts, listen in on a conversation with Fort Worth Nature Center Manager Rob Denkhaus about this citizen science tool and how it is being used at the Nature Center.
October 2017 Podcast Episode No. 5
The benefits of hiking at the Fort Worth Nature Center are numerous! Learn more in this month’s podcast, which is all about hiking and features a conversation with Naturalist Laura Veloz.
August 2017 Podcast Episode No. 4
Did you know that the bison has been designated the first National Mammal of the United States? The Fort Worth Nature Center has a genetically pure herd that is helping in conservation efforts for this iconic keystone species. This month’s podcast is all about bison and features a conversation with Natural Resource Manager Daniel Price.
June 2017 Podcast Episode No. 3
Summer won’t be boring if you plan on attending some of the great summer programs at the Fort Worth Nature Center! Listen to this podcast with host Lydia Saldana and guest Michael Perez of the Fort Worth Nature Center. Afterward, be sure to register for some of the great programs.
April 2017 Podcast Episode No. 2
Want to hear some great “inside” stories about a great “outside” event? Listen to this podcast with host Lydia Saldana and guest Anne Hamman of the Fort Worth Nature Center. Afterward, be sure to register for the Buffalo Boogie if you haven’t already done so!
February 2017 Podcast Episode No. 1
Check out the first episode of the Fort Worth Nature Center Podcast! In this episode, we’ll hear from Fort Worth Nature Center Manager Rob Denkhaus and Laura Wood, the executive director of the friends group. Listen in!